What do my feet have to do with custom orthotics?
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems. So what do custom orthotics do?
Dr. Bongiovanni has partnered with The Orthotic Group for the manufacturing process of our orthotics. The Orthotic Group’s (TOG) custom orthotics help rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements. In close partnership with your health care professional, TOG designs orthotics that augment treatment and add to your general well-being no matter where your feet may take you.
FAQs About Custom Orthotics
What are prescription Orthotics?
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
How do they help?
Properly made orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. Nobody understands this better than The Orthotic Group, a true leader in this specialized field.
The Orthotic Group designs innovative, comfortable orthotics that are a pleasure to wear as they gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips, and spine. Over time, custom orthotic support that is prescribed by Dr. Bongi will bring you relief from fatigue and pain, allowing you to enjoy daily activities comfortably.
How would I know if I had a problem?
The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Shin Splints
- Arch/ Heel pain
- Plantars Fasciitis
- Hip or Back pain – even Neck pain
What can I do?
Dr. Bongiovanni can prescribe foot orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help Dr. Bongiovanni by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem.
Expert orthotic support for every walk of life
Atlanta Spine & Sport provides custom orthotic solutions for their patients. From assessment tools such as GaitScan™ to custom-made orthotics, shoes and sandals.
Our GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing your patient’s biomechanics. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide today’s Healthcare Professionals with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists them with orthotic and/or shoe solutions.
TOG GaitScan™ is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available and it has been designed to move you to the forefront of orthotic therapy and patient education.
Fascinating Foot Facts
- 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet
- The average person takes 8,000-10,000 steps per day
- The average person will walk over 100,000 miles in their lifetime, or more than four trips around the world
- Women have four times as many foot problems as men – blame it on fancy, ill-fitting footwear
- More than 75% of people will experience foot problems in their lifetime
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